Cromwell and Rasputin
as submitted to
Dr. Richard King
The following essay was an actual submission by a student, who was given the assignment: ''Write a term paper
comparing and contrasting two revolutionary figures of your
choice. The figures are to be selected from different
periods of European history.''
Unlike most papers of student bloopers, which are collaborative
efforts, this one is the work of the exceptionally fruitful pen
of a single student. Read it and enjoy!
The English and the Russian revolutions had a leader
that stood out to have an effect on the revolution. For the
Russian it was Rasputin. He was born in the reign of the
Tsar-Emperor Alexander the Second, absolute ruler of over a
hundred million people consisting of fifty some nationalities
and speaking nearly two-hundred-different languages or
dialects. This empire stretched from the Prussian border to
beyond the Pacific Ocean. Rasputin was more...
This is a true story involving a friend of mine:
Mahesh decided to attend Alexandra College (after repeated attempts
at AL exam failed) to try the AL one last time. However, as in his
school days at St. Thomas, Mt. Lavinia, he was more interested in girls
The school rest room (or toilet as we say in Sri Lanka) for boys is
always dirty and stinky because, they say that who pees highest on the
wall is the leader of the gang. So you can imagine the picture at the
toilet at Alexandra.
My friend, Mahesh never goes to the boys toilet and goes to the girls
toilet whenever there is nobody around. He was doing this for quite a
long time until one day, the Rector of the college caught him coming
out of the girls toilet.
"Hey you, come here", said the Rector. "Don't you know that this is
meant for girls?"
To this Mahesh replied, "Yes father I know, but this also (pointing to